Teacher of Monday – Thursday Children’s Classes
Monday & Thursday Adult Clay and Private Pottery Classes
Bachelor of Arts in Art and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon
Focus in glaze chemistry and environmental design.
Throughout my life I have had a strong awareness of and attraction to the beauty in all things; I am excited to bring my passion for beauty, design, and people to Pikes Peak Artist Collective.
As a life-long artist, I have been a painter, jewelry maker, and a ceramic artist. I appreciate the beauty in all forms of art but I find my primary medium for creative expression is working with clay.
Through my appreciation of creative expression, I want to collaborate with other art educators to support the growth of artists in Colorado Springs.
My experience at the University of Oregon allowed me to explore art and creative expression and enriched my passion as an artist. My Environmental Studies degree at the University of Oregon furthered my appreciation of the natural world providing me with multicultural experiences in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. From those experiences I came to appreciate the changing world we are apart of and the importance that fostering the expression of creativity is necessary for the sustainability of a healthy world.
After moving to Colorado Springs from Pennsylvania with my husband Casey, I met Marcie Anderson owner of Studio 101 that was originally started by Rhonda Conn-Parent. My progression into ownership in 2019 was natural and an inspiration to honor the history of the studio and keep what has been created as a viable part of the community.
We look forward to continue to provide a supportive and comfortable art education center for both children and adults.
My goal is to see artists creating in a nurturing space that enhances expression, surrounded by art work created by children and adults, with various teachers providing different perspectives and skills and a wide variety of art shows held by different PPAC artists. As a community we can support one another, inspire our souls and thrive. Most of all, I am excited to meet you and learn how we can collectively enable the expression of art in Colorado Springs.